Characteristics of Patient Care System
- Characteristics of Patient Care System
Operation of 16 Patient-Centered Centers
What distinguishes the NCC Hospital from other hospitals in Korea is the adoption of an organ-specific center system, specifically for the 11 most common cancers in Korea. Compared with the traditional medical system emphasizing the autonomy of each medical and surgical department, this unique system epitomizes "collaborative medicine" in that medical staff from every medical specialty work together to help each other find the best options for patients.
Putting patients first
Staffed by cancer specialists ranging from medical, surgical, radiological oncologists to oncology nurses, technologists and other support staff, each center tries its best to provide the patients with the best care by letting patients receive coordinated consultations and treatments. This system was designed to maximize customer satisfaction through a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer.
Providing specialized check-up services covering almost all types of cancer
Recognizing the importance of prevention and early detection for cancer, NCC Hospital provides specialized cancer check-ups through its Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Center. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, 64 channel CT, PET/CT and 3T MRI, the NCC hospital's cancer specialists strive to satisfy the customers' various needs through preemptive strategies: detecting cancers in early or precancerous stages and removing them before they can become malignant.
Playing a leading role in the development and dissemination of standard cancer-care guidelines in Korea
The NCC Hospital has also established a new system that facilitates rapid translation of basic discoveries made at the NCC Research Institute into promising clinical interventions for cancer patients by letting the hospital's 60 clinical staff engage in research activities. In addition, The NCC Hospital plays a coordinating role as a leading center for developing and disseminating evidence-based standard cancer-care guidelines in Korea. It was designated as the 'Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumors' by the Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2005.